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of the presidential race? these guys are all tightly connected to mitt romney. john sununu is an active romney surrogate as he basically says that colin powell endorsed president obama because he is black. donald trump, you know he has been doing robo calls and endorsements for mitt romney. despite the fact that these guys are supporters and allies mitt romney has not personally refuted a single one of their offensive statements. he has actually been running from the media, hoping hoping it all dies down please go away. he could certainly learn a thing, mitt romney could, about being courageous from john mccain. remember in 2008 when john mccain stood up to the people who thought president obama administration was a muslim. >> no, man. he is not. thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> jennifer: john mccain earned a lot of respect for standing up and being honest. mitt romney remains silent. silence in the face of these kind of comments is unacceptable. there's a saying that goes not to speak is to speak. not to act is to act. joining me from washington to discuss the repu
? >> yes, exactly. we're taking your calls at 1-800-steph-1-2. we're going to be checking in with john fugelsang who is in manhattan. his power did not go out yesterday. but i guess everything south of time square everything lost power. >> you think about the weather and the actual impact of the storm, but i went through hurricane andrew in 1992 having grown up in miami, you go through a lot of these kinds of storms. when they are vicious like this there's really no way to prepare other than to hunker down and get your supplies in place. but you don't think about the downed trees and how long the power might be out. >> right. >> because the crews have to get to the sources, and that's difficult for them to do to restore power, and you think about the inconveniences of that. with andrew we were out of power for about three weeks, which is when it is really, really hot in miami people had to stay cool and in virginia where they have snow, you have to think about no heat. >> that's right. >> imagine that without any heat. >> a lot of buildings are heated with steam the
thain wilbur ross, and john catsmatidis. he said he needs to do more than save america but save america's soul. >> you're going to save america's soul using those fat cat bankers those ass who ruined our economy. who are you going to vote for unless you want to do the exact opposite than those idiots did when they crashed the economy in 2008. look at these numbers. these are amazing. s&p 500 up 80%. dow jones up 70%. that is the fifth best equivalent period since 1900. so terrific in that regard. how about corporate profits they're through the roof. under obama 77.9% increase. they have to be ecstatic with obama. but they're not. it's never enough. more more, more, more. and obama has the nerve to once slightly criticize them. this is what he said. >> did i not run for office to be helping out a bunch of fat cat bankers on wall street. >> cenk: oh, my god how can he call them fat cats! you are fat cats! even if you think you're doing the right thing you're enormously wealthy. that's what a fat cat is. boo-hoo their feelings were hurt. the business who gave president obama $14.5 million
morning long. we'll be talking to people who are in manhattan like john fugelsang. his power did not go out overnight, and he lives in manhattan. >> that's just the power of john fugelsang. >> that's true. but he is fine. >> rowland is fine. his power is out, but he's drinking warm chardonnay this morning. >> he says he has no power but he and his dog butters are safe. there was a massive green explosion towards the river, and so big it seemed fake. it was on 5th street and avenue between a and b on 5th. that would make sense that that would be flooded down there. it says the sewers are flooding so it smells pretty lousy. >> not unusual for new york. >> yeah he said the sounds of sirens makes it is a little scary. ♪ the sounds of sirens ♪ >> i would just like to know how far he has gone through the caviar, and the duck fat. >> i think the dog got the butt fat -- the duck fat. >> the butt fat? >> the duck butt fat. >> governor chris christie said president obama has been on pop of things. >> it's nice to see chris christie not being political in this situation. >> he
that the president won, those areas have turned out to a higher degree than the precincts won by john mccain. it is about a 90,000 to 70,000 percent -- number about 54 to 46% obama precincts have turned out. and we're very pleased with that, so i think you can make a conclusion that the early vote is coming out for the president, and that's a trend we need to carry over the next ten days. bile kicking off about a half a dozen canvases tomorrow. we would encourage people to early vote tomorrow as you go out to buy batteries and bread tomorrow put on the list voting. vote early. go to gottavote.com to find out where you can vote early. >> jennifer: brian is the hurricane projected to have an impact in virginia? >> well, we don't know. we're watching it very closely as of now we're continuing all of our activities over the weekend -- >> jennifer: it's a little further north, i believe. what part of the state are you as chairman most concerned about? is it the d.c. suburbs or other parts of the state that might need more convincing? >> because of the substantial grou
hampshire john sunuunuu. >> we have to wonder if that's an endorsement based on issue or if he has a slightly different reason he prefers president obama. when you have someone in your own race you're proud of being president of the united states i applaud cool inpowell for voting for him. >> eliot: did john sununu say that over the line. that is criticized in a way that's bad or simply making an observation that says, hey racial pride is a legitimate thing so colin powell go ahead and go for it. >> i think he was out of line. having him change his position flip flop just hours after the statement tells you right there that he was out of line and it's offensive to a decorated general of this country. but i think it understand lines a deeper tone in this republican party, and the whole race this year. i think it underlines a tone particularly latinos. you look at a party that has veered away to the right on issues like the dream act around immigration reform. you see a party that's--that mod raid latinos are abandoning in droves. i think it hits a chord that talks bigger about where
. >> during the g.o.p. primaries there is a clip of him talking to cnn's john king about what we should do about financial issues with fema. >> stephanie: yeah, we have that. >> every time you have an and an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. if you can go further and send it back to the private sector, that's even better. instead of thinking in the federal budget, what we should cut, we should ask ourselves the opposite question. what should we keep? >> yes because in an emergency the local officials would like to do everything themselves. >> stephanie: he'll find some awful way to politicize this. >> a lot more news coming up. the hurricane is the top story and will stay that way (vo) brought to you by metlife. stay tuned for the answer. (vo) brought to you by metlife. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just m
on to win the presidency. john quincy adams rutherford b. hayes, benjamin harrison, and george w. bush. look at what "the war room" researchers found looking at the 2008 presidential election. in wyoming there were 240,000 voters for its three electoral voters. 240,000 for its three electoral. that's about 83,000 voters per electoral votes. in california there were 12 million voters for its 55 electoral votes. do you know what that breaks down to, 220,000 voters per electoral vote. is anyone wondering why wyoming voters are three times as important as california voters? well that's a good question. joining us now is a woman who wants to fix this unfair balance in the electoral college system. laura brode with an organization known as national popular vote. it works to have the president elected by popular vote. welcome to "the war room"." >> thanks so much for having me. >> jennifer: so you're republican, i think and your party's platform includes this stance on electoral college reform. we recognize that an unconstitutional effort to impose national popular vote would be a mortal threat to
them himself. john mccain even went as far as to blast president obama on the benghazi attack. one other issue is romney's thoughts on fema. here he is yesterday. >> [ inaudible ]? >> romney: why -- >> why don't you answer any questions about fema. >> nothing to say. more bill coming up after the break. highest priority on election day. besides, you can always dvr my show. you really cant' dvr the future of the country. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. so vote and vote smart. [♪ theme music ♪] >> announcer: broadcasting across the nation, on your radio, and on current tv this is the "bill press show." >> bill: my new political hero, chris christie. he is saying lots of nice things about president obama today, and president obama is going up to new jersey today to tour the storm-ravaged areas with governor chris christie. good morning, everybody, welcome to the "full court press" right here on current tv and on your local progressive talk radio station this wednesday morning. halloween, trick or
: for sure. for more about negative commercials we're going to turn to nashville, tennessee, john geer who is also the author of negative defense. welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: you admit to approving of negative ads. >> you think about the due cuss cuss ad he was trying to argue that he was strong on defense, and the bush administration pointed out the he wasn't. and exsal ration cuts both ways. >> jennifer: i'm sure that is true. 80% of theed a by president obama this time around are negative. while 84% of mitt romney's are negative. is that more than in the past? >> yeah it's a lot more. there has been a steady increase in negativity since 1960. 2008 broke the record at that point in time and it was about 65% in 2008, and now it is going to be above 80. and it will going to continue until the very end, because these parties both have problems and we have super pacs that have money to burn. >> and these things must work right? >> well they wshg, but in this particular campaign, there are so few undecided that i expect that there are millions and millio
will go to capitol hill. i'll wash john boehner's car. i'll walk mitch mcconnell's dog. politically direct lineup. only on current tv. vote smart. our democracy depends on an informed electorate. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> winds are getting rough. streets are starting to flood as we get closer to high tide. it's likely that we're going to see flooding in this area. we'll go inside where it's safer. in that situation i will see what is going on, and figure out what the next step is going to be. >> cenk: you're looking at the citizen journalist we've used before. he's now in new york. you're seeing pictures of flooding in new york. this has just barely made landfall in new jersey. unfortunately, we also have our first fatality in queens. we had one in maryland. this was a fallen tree because of a storm. now another fatality in queens. that's the update on the storm. now let's turn to the campaign again. they endorse mitt romney. what on god's green earth were they thinking? their editor rick green was talking on msnbc and he had this explanation. >> there seems to be a gridlock in washington
. and you know else who thought it was too expensive? john mccain, republican senator in a arizona. >> for the upcoming 2002 winter olympics in salt lake city it's estimated to be $1.3 billion. that's outrageous and it's a disgrace. it's a disgraceful practice to put these pork barrel projects on this probations bill. i say to the senator from utah now, if another pork barrel project is not authorized for the olympics games is put on the bill, i will filibuster the bill. >> cenk: oh, damn, the guy receiving that money, mitt romney. he said, well, i got money from other places too. really? turns out that was not true. that was already there by the time mitt romney arrived. $445 million nbc contract. $450 million in contracts and $59 million from the utah legislature all before mitt romney arrived. one more fun critic, a current director of the utah league of cities and towns was on the salt lake city committee. here's what he said at the time. >> turned around what? those are nice clichÉs when you're running for something. but our mountains were here. the reason we were awarded the
a whopping 66% of the youth vote in 2008. compared to senator john mccain who got just 32%. according to a new poll by the center for information and research on civic learning engagement, if the election were held today, the president would carry 52% of the youth vote compared to governor romney's 35%. now, obviously a 717-point spread is nothing to -- a 17-point spread is nothing to bark at but the obama team is hoping to get closer to the 2008 spread. to rally this important voting block, they're dispatching high profile surrogates like actor cal penn to universities across the country especially in the last days. >> everyone who comes to our youth events tends to have a reason why they're there. in 2012, it's because they're better off. their buddies are home from iraq. my friends that didn't have healthcare access have it. >> jennifer: that was cal in north carolina which is a state that president obama only carried by 14,000 votes in 2008. and tonight we're so happy to welcome cal penn back inside "the war room."
's just common sense. from td ameritrade. (vo) john fugelsang sees what happens. >> you know, blaming this economy on barack obama is kinda like blaming your hangover on the guy making breakfast. i like mitt romney but i'm sorry. they guy has flipped more than a crack house mattress. this campaign has become so toxic, beverly hills housewives are now injecting it into their foreheads. (vo) so current gave him a weekly show. >> i love romney's debate style, but i tell you, if i could be that stiff for 90 minutes, i'd ... (vo) we probably won't regret it. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> announcer: heard around the country and seen on current tv. this is the bill -- "bill press show." >> bill: good morning, it is monday october 29th the day that hurricane sandy is expected to hit the east coast. we were just talking with james hohmann with the romney campaign. a lot of newspaper endorsements over the weekend. >> i'm sorry, what is a newspaper? >> bill: yeah, exactly. the des moines register surprise, went with mitt romney. the "detroit free press" with president obama. the "new york t
out an old public service announcement from president john f. kennedy, in which he is encouraging all citizens to vote. >> there is one way in which we can show how strongly we believe in our democracy, next tuesday, november 6th is election day. i hope every american will turn out and vote. >> the film was put together on october 31st, 1962. president kennedy was calling on all americans to serve their country by participating. it's a very cool piece of history, but all six elections held on november 6th were won by republicans, starting with lincoln, and reagan let's hope the 7 breaks the actor edward norto teamed rtk about them to vote. f our democracy to ensure that ultimately it is we the people that govern and not the money that governs our policies. >> he said he discovered through the project what we have all been noticing thomas jefferson said that a successful democracy depended on an informed electorate. our country's future depends on you. to help you make informed decisions, watch current tv's politically direct lineup. only on current tv. take the t
congressman john rhodes of arizona was our leader. he had a debtometer in his office. he said if you vote for spending, you've got to vote for tax increases to pay for that spending. and he kept track of it on every member. but things have changed since the early 1970s when i was in the house of representatives. but i'm an old-fashioned conservative republican in that sense. obama is closer to it in this budget. >> eliot: you've said so many fascinating things as i'm sure you do in your classes discussing these policy points. you've articulated, sort of a conservative ideology that was mainstreamed at a certain point in time. has the republican party left you? has the republican party gotten so consumed by its rhetoric that it's lost the ability to make the sort of hard judgment calls that you just articulated? >> well, i would be a critic of both parties to some extent. we need them both. we'll have them both. we need to work with them. but the republican party has become the party of big spending in terms of certai
that is emblematic of what we expect and want from our government. john lindsay who didn't ploy the streets was voted out. mitt romney has not spoken to this need. how does he answer that. >> the polls have shown that the president has not made his case that he wants to turn around the economy. mitt romney has. he's leading and he will win. >> eliot: this election will turn on the jobs number on friday. if unemployment rate jumps above eight does the president have a problem. >> i don't think the president has a president. i don't think it will be a landslide. it will be close but he will win. >> eliot: quickly. >> he's clear on that j if the unemployment rate jumps up, is that what romney needs. >> no, whether it's 7.7 7.8 the american public is convinceed that president obama has not done the job that he needs to do. mitt romney will step in. they won't care about those numbers. they're in the vicinity where they are. and the election has already been decided for mitt romney. >> eliot: i think the job numbers do matter, and i think the president has made his case over the last four years. tina dupu
. in 2008, president obama beat john mccain. it says: >> cenk: so, apparently getting their clock cleaned in florida. does that make a big difference? >> it does. 2.8 million absentee ballots have been ordered in florida. 1.6 million have already been returned. there were only 2.2 million in florida ordered in 2008. it's a big difference percentage-wise. the fact that they're worried about it is important. follow what these people are saying constantly. when you see an internal memo saying their clocks are getting cleaned, their clocks are getting cleaned. >> cenk: if romney is trailing in florida or even close romney again in big big big trouble because he needs florida absolutely positively. all right, michael shure thanks so much for joining us. we really appreciate it. how much trouble is mitt romney in? we sent ben down davis to talk to the odds makers and how certain are they if they are at all that president obama's going to win. ben reports fromvasion when we return. >> you can't pick a winner? >> i would lose that bet. >> cenk: we'll tell you about ohio and of course, the elbow o
is an overwhelming and unquestioned choice to continue as president. that's my view. (vo) john fugelsang sees what happens. i like mitt romney but i'm sorry. they guy has flipped more than a crack house mattress. (vo) so we gave him a weekly show. >> thank you. >> eliot: the food fight is on. at least in california. where an outcome at the ballot box this tuesday could impact supermarket shelves nationwide. at issue in the bay state is a ballot measure known as prop 37, which would require the labeling of containing genetically modified organisms gmos, and make it illegal to advertise such food as natural. supporters politically organic food industry hold that americans deserve to know. but opponents of the measures have already pitched in more than $44 million to fight it on the airwaves arguing that the measures is full of hid cost to consumers. here with me now is gary hirshberg chairman of stoneyfield farm, which has fought for national gmo labeling since 2011. why should people know what is in their food. >> this is the first time since crops were produced in 1996 that consumers had a say
, as you say. rayberg is running against john tester in montana. he calls climate change mitigation policies unnecessary and economically destructive as though climate change itself is an economically destructive -- dean heller running for senate in nevada. oklahoma they call global warming a hoax. how worried we should be that we can ever address this problem if these guys continue to deny a problem exists? >> al: well, that is an extremely serious problem and it is not that part of the -- that part of the problem is not limited to climate. one of the reasons for the catastrophic invasion of iraq is the misleading statements led 3/4 of the american people to actually believe that the dictator of iraq, saddam hussein, was responsible for the attacks on 9-11 so many people thought that invasion was you know, the best way to exact revenge on the person who attacked us. it wasn't true. and the temptation to create an alternative reality completely divorced from the facts is greater when money dominates politics and they are
: did you hear about the latest rapy republican? >> oh boy. >> stephanie: john costar running for congressman in washington state, the rape thing -- he called it the rape thing, twice. did not justify a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy. incest is so well, but the rape thing, i knew a woman who carried the child and then gave it up for abortion, but the rape thing -- >> it's artificial rape flavor. >> it's a little rapish. >> stephanie: how is putting more violence on to a woman's body and taking the life of an innocent child -- how does that make it better? >> how many republican men and how many women have commented on this -- what is your tally? >> like seven to zero. >> stephanie: it's a big bag of shhhh. guess who is ahead -- [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> who? >> stephanie: tammy baldwin is up 47-43. >> wow. >> stephanie: so you are messing with the wrong honey badgers. [ applause ] >> stephanie: that's all i'm saying. let's go to ronda in texas. >> caller: hi, stephanie. >> stephanie: hi. >> caller: how are you guys doing this morning? >>
it is the catchphrase -- this is what happens. she's a catchphrase machine. the damian and john from pennsylvania, the subject line cookies and freedom bitches. >> i want that t-shirt. i want the baby t. >> she has met the president. she says he smells like cookies and freedom. >> that's so awesome. [ ♪ circus ♪ ] >> stephanie: i think she's right. >> i believe her. i believe her. >> stephanie: damian says mama -- >> cookies and freedom on the front and sexy lady on the back. >> stephanie: what an awesome time liz and i had in new york. funny, sexy, approachable. i wish i remembered to bring a box of tea bags for you all. that's a tragedy. i could go on and on but i just wanted to end by saying cookies and freedom bitches. now, if they made alcoholic tea. >> they make sweet tea flavored vodka. >> ooh. >> that sounds pretty good. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] >> may have to test drive that. [ laughter ] >> i think t-bone has some in his pants. >> t-bone has all varieties of vodka. >> i thought there was going to be
. >> and it is underwater. >> i didn't know about the trees being full of underwear. >> that was john vernon. >> really. that was amazing. i was wondering where my underwear were this morning. >> stephanie: i wonder where mine are every morning. [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] first of all, you know -- you said dinner with someone -- i had dinner with the president last night. >> i had breakfast with someone -- it was the next day and said i had dinner with the president last night. this was a month ago. they're really tied into the whole political thing and they said you just relax. first of all no one -- he is way ahead in ohio no matter what they say and no president has ever won -- >> stephanie: no republican has ever won the white house -- >> hello. you -- you know. you know what i'm saying because i'm too tired to understand. then she reeled off a list of reasons why obama is absolutely going to win and there's no question about it and just relax! >> stephanie: that does not mean relax. >> that doesn't mean don't
cross. john henry says i would rather see the national guard there than marathoners. kim said i just saw there was a bunch of generators waiting to fire up for the marathon. and then dick cheeseburger said it is dumb to hold the marathon amid this destruction. >> bill: if there's image of marathoners running by like breezy point long island where they lost 110 or 111 homes -- >> and it starts in statton island. >> they postponed halloween in new jersey. the president canceled halloween at the white house. at the very least there will be political repercussions to consider, right? >> bill: for bloomberg. >> the first picture of a runner in $300 running shoes, and an expensive outfit running by a destroyed house, forget it. >> but there may be -- in real times, not that much of a down side of it but perception matters too. and it's hard. >> bill: margaret i do want to apologize -- or clarify maybe something -- you do work for bloomberg, but you don't work for the bloomberg. >> right. >> bill: when i ask you about the mayor, he has no connection -- >> to the news
top celebrities. john f. kennedy was a magnet for the stars and his famous friends also appeared in tv ads. >> hi. my name is harry belafonte. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, henry fonda. >> every presidential candidate since has enlisted celebrities to endorse them in ads. >> i really think he's an honest man. that's why i'm voting for him. >> mike huckabee is a lifelong hunter who will protect our second amendment rights. >> celebrities have a cache that politicians love. they're coming from outside of the political process. voters are not as cynical toward hollywood figures as they are about politicians. one of the most successful ads was obama's yes we can video. that particular ad went viral over the internet so there were hundreds of thousands of people who ended up seeing that. the most valuable celebrity endorsement ads are the a-list celebrities where they're so famous, you don't even need to give their name. >> but obama's rivals run campaign ads trying to use his hollywood advantage against him. >> h
in that john travolta movie. the girl in the plastic bubble. joe in chicago you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi joe. >> caller: hi. in all of the coverage i've heard, i haven't heard anybody mention romney's convention speech where he said obama wanted to stop the seas from rising. >> stephanie: yeah. that's the other thing people are saying, obviously nobody's been talking about climate change. [ ♪ dramatic ♪ ] i guess mother nature wants to talk about it. she's moderating the latest debate obviously. >> coincidence. polar icecaps melting. monster storms. who could have seen that coming? >> oh, everybody. [ ♪ "jeopardy" theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: jim, who said romney knows he's in trouble in ohio when millions of jobs were on the line, he turned his back. now he's trying to scare ohioans by repeating a blatant falsehood that chrysler is moving its jeep operations to china. it would have let chrysler and g.m. go under and praise the president for his extraordinary rescue of the industry. ohioens know wher
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